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Date:   Thu, 21 May 2020 13:31:17 +0900
From:   Masahiro Yamada <>
Cc:     Jessica Yu <>,
        Masahiro Yamada <>,
        Jonathan Corbet <>,
        Michal Marek <>,,
Subject: [PATCH] kbuild: doc: remove documentation about copying Module.symvers around

This is a left-over of commit 39808e451fdf ("kbuild: do not read

Kbuild no longer supports this way.

Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <>

 Documentation/kbuild/modules.rst | 12 ------------
 1 file changed, 12 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/kbuild/modules.rst b/Documentation/kbuild/modules.rst
index e0b45a257f21..a45cccff467d 100644
--- a/Documentation/kbuild/modules.rst
+++ b/Documentation/kbuild/modules.rst
@@ -528,18 +528,6 @@ build.
 		will then do the expected and compile both modules with
 		full knowledge of symbols from either module.
-	Use an extra Module.symvers file
-		When an external module is built, a Module.symvers file
-		is generated containing all exported symbols which are
-		not defined in the kernel. To get access to symbols
-		from bar.ko, copy the Module.symvers file from the
-		compilation of bar.ko to the directory where foo.ko is
-		built. During the module build, kbuild will read the
-		Module.symvers file in the directory of the external
-		module, and when the build is finished, a new
-		Module.symvers file is created containing the sum of
-		all symbols defined and not part of the kernel.
 	Use "make" variable KBUILD_EXTRA_SYMBOLS
 		If it is impractical to add a top-level kbuild file,
 		you can assign a space separated list

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